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Dr Qingwei Wang

Dr Qingwei Wang

Reader in Finance

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 5514
F28, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision


Qingwei Wang joined Cardiff Business School as a Senior Lecturer in September 2014. He previously worked as a Lecturer in Finance at Bangor Business School, and a researcher at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW, Mannheim, Germany). He has engaged in projects with Deutsche Bank, German Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour, and German Science Foundation.

Qingwei is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He is also the former director of Cardiff Empirical Finance Group, the director of Centre for China Business Research, the co-director of Cardiff Fintech Research Group, and an associate editor of Finance Research Letters and The European Journal of Finance. He has published in many journals, including Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Empirical Finance, European Financial Management, and International Journal of Forecasting.


Employment history

  • Senior Lecturer in Finance,  Cardiff Business School, September 2014 - July 2019
  • Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Finance,  Bangor Business School,  March 2010 - August 2014
  • Research Fellow, Centre for European Economic Research, Mannheim, Germany, September 2005 - January 2010


  • PGCert in Higher Education, 2014
  • Ph.D. in Finance, University of Mannheim
  • M.A. in Economics and Management Science, Humboldt University at Berlin
  • LL.B. in International Economic Law, Fudan University
  • B.A. in Economics, Anhui Normal University

Editorial board member of:

Media contributions

  • Television interviews: Phoenix CNE
  • Research featured in: Bloomberg, Reuters, Handelsblatt, WirtschaftsWoche, Europe Business & Lifestyle (invited article)

External examiner

  • Msc programme in macro and monetary economics, and finance at Birmingham University
  • Msc programme in finance at Open University


  • Grant reviewer: Swiss National Science Foundation, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Cardiff University
  • Journals: British Journal of Management, British Accounting Review, Journal of Banking and Finance, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Financial Stability, European Journal of Finance, Accounting Horizons, Quantitative Finance, International Review of Financial Analysis, Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, Journal of Behavioral Finance, Review of Behavioral Finance, Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Economics and Statistics, Emerging Markets Finance and Trade, Central Bank Review

Honours and awards

Best Paper Award, 12th Global Business and Social Science Research Conference, 2016

Professional memberships

  • Member of Society for Experimental Finance
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • Research Associate of Centre for European Economic Research, Germany












Current Teaching commitments

  • Research Topics in Finance (Postgraduate module leader)
  • Market Microstructure and Trading System (Postgraduate module leader)

Previous Teaching commitments

  • International Corporate Finance (Postgraduate module leader)
  • International Corporate Finance (Undergraduate module leader)

Research interests

  • Fintech
  • Machine learning and big data investing
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Investment Strategies
  • Climate change

Invited talks and seminars

  • Bangor University, University of Bath, Centre for European Economic Research (Germany), European Central Bank, University of Glasgow, Goethe University Frankfurt, Heriot-Watt University, Loughborough University, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Wales Tech Week.

Visiting Research

  • Centre for European Economic Research, University of Freiburg, Anhui University of Finance and Economics


I particularly welcome applicants with strong quantitative and computational skills and a keen interest in Fintech.

PhD supervision interests:

  • Fintech, including cryptoassets, machine learning and big data investing
  • Investor sentiment, investor attention and information acquisition
  • Investment strategies
  • Climate change

Current PhD students:

Placements of past PhD students:

  • Bangor university, Cardiff University, University of Southampton, Groningen University, etc.

PhD examinations:

  • Cardiff University (internal), IFHE University, Newcastle University, Strathclyde University, Swansea University.

Areas of expertise

External profiles